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Offline ratchie

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2014, 04:42:47 PM »
After receiving a Pm I want to bring everyone's attention to this rules:

Your Sim can only have one easel on their home lot and all portraits must be done via clicking the Paint Portrait of...interaction on that easel (unlocks at skill level 7).

This means that all portraits are done on one easel which is located on your home lot. So no placing easels elsewhere,no using the easel at the fire station. This is your one and only easel.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2014, 03:01:18 AM »
And...already failed at Week 1 day 2. My sim had 3 easels from the start.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2014, 09:59:40 AM »
Tandrael — Please PM the team with your question.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2014, 10:23:26 AM »
And...already failed at Week 1 day 2. My sim had 3 easels from the start.

@Rikki — thank you for participating. I am sorry that you accidentally broke a rule. Because you did participate you will be listed on the leaderboard as DNF.

Everyone — please read the rules carefully! One easel on your home lot. All portraits must be done on that easel. Period. I am not sure what the confusion has been so far, but I hope it's clear now.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2014, 03:46:45 PM »
Guys please PM the team with your questions, they say that over and over and they will post here if there needs to be a public answer.
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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2014, 03:48:57 PM »
@Jagid

I removed your post, will send answers via PM.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2014, 04:30:11 PM »
Oh am going to have a go at this I have never done a challenge before ;D

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2014, 04:33:36 PM »
Oh am going to have a go at this I have never done a challenge before ;D

This one has been pretty relaxing so far. I love it!

Make sure to check over the general rules too. I reread it each time just to be sure I don't forget anything.

Enjoy!  ;D

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2014, 04:42:28 PM »
This one has been pretty relaxing so far. I love it!

Make sure to check over the general rules too. I reread it each time just to be sure I don't forget anything.

Enjoy!  ;D
Thank you for the encouragement ;D  I will definitely read the rules (don't want to fail before I start lol)

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2014, 08:33:17 PM »
Top 10 Paintings hanging on Amy's Wall of Fame:
3,700 + 3,096 + 3,085 + 2,883 + 2,851 + 2,635 + 2,410 + 2,400 + 2,334 + 2,253 = 27,647.

Total Number of Large Portraits Amy Painted: 23.

Total Score: 27,647 * 1.23 = 34,005.81

I counted all totals while paused at Week 4, Day 7, 11:45 p.m. (yes that matters but I won't tell you why LOL).

I'll PM full details to the team in a few minutes.

*Edited out the note about Buy Mode since that's not what matters. What matters is that you pause before midnight and count the values either by grabbing your paintings and dragging them to the side a little ways to see the value in your inventory sales box or you can use Buy Mode like I did.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2014, 08:56:24 PM »
Seriously. Some people like the idea of competition.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2014, 09:03:14 PM »
I'm about half way done, and I must say, I enjoy not completing any opportunities. That takes away an element of luck. As much trouble as there has been with rule reading, you may want to emphasize "no opportunities".

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2014, 09:40:51 PM »
I'm about half way done, and I must say, I enjoy not completing any opportunities. That takes away an element of luck. As much trouble as there has been with rule reading, you may want to emphasize "no opportunities".

A good suggestion. I did that.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2014, 03:02:39 AM »
Micki Angelo has painted her town completing 27 portraits with a top 10 totaling 38,239 (3,499+3,353+4,282+4,226+4,101+3,396+4,102+4,498+3,271+3,511).
38,239 x 1.27 = 48,563. Someone less bleary-eyed will check my math, right?

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2014, 03:32:24 AM »
Well, I've actually finished this one ... early. YAY!

Anyway, Lisa Da Vinci managed to paint portraits of 24 of the sims of Sunset Valley.

Her top 10 values were (3484, 3946, 4554, 3298, 4622, 5284, 5230, 5204, 3654, 4005) which add to 43281, unless my maths is off (and I don't think it is). multiplying 1.24 by 43281 gives me 53668.44 which of course becomes 53668.

I really enjoyed that challenge, thanks to the team for it and to MarianT for proposing it!

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2014, 08:32:46 AM »
Thanks, Deklitch!

I'm not sure it's necessary to provide all 10 prices of the paintings, but I will if anyone wants to check my math.

Vanna Gogh's top ten came to 47,240, and she painted 37 different sims. 47,240 x 1.37 = 64,718.
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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2014, 08:35:47 AM »
Way to go, Dek, you're in the lead!

Poor Clem, in spite of meteor strikes, fires, alien abductions and an alien baby, came through like a trooper.

Top 10 Hits:

4591+3576+3514+4062+4366+3626+3025+2648+2581+2639= 34628

Painted 20 portraits: 1.20

34628 x 1.20 = 41553

Thanks for yet another fantastic challenge, team.  Clem is now going to take a quick break from this "relaxing" challenge.   ;D

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2014, 06:27:38 PM »
Well my sim managed 28 and a half portraits when time ran out, it's times like this I wish it didn't take so long to do everything, sim days are so short!

Top ten value = 44,406

28 Portraits = 1.28

Total Score 44406 x 1.28 = 56839

Was a fun challenge, thanks for suggesting it Marian, I Look forward to hearing how you managed 37 portraits when this is over.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2014, 07:08:11 PM »
I'm finding this a challenge,(but its because I always cheat when playing my normal game) but I am determined to finish,even if my score is
a bit rubbish lol   

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2014, 10:59:53 PM »
Wow some of these scores are amazing!


And my poor Sim Amy was bleary eyed with no energy more often than I ever subject my beloved Sims to usually!

Then again, I really was in the mood to kick back and relax so that's probably part of it.  ;) And I am sure Amy enjoyed that I wasn't a horrible slave driver, so at least I have that.  :P

Jagid I have removed some parts of your post as it could be potential strategy.

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--LOL I figured. I'll say what I said more directly: I hope no one used any advanced tech or mixology since they are against the rules.

The way I said it before was more indirect, less accusatory, and overall more PC. Oh well.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2014, 11:48:44 PM »
I don't worry too much about my score. I play, I have fun, and I get to share the experience with all you great people.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2014, 02:54:24 AM »
@ Jagid, I didn't even use any coffee beans in this challenge! LOL

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2014, 03:09:20 AM »
Just a friendly reminder:  No herbs, coffee beans, or mixology drinks.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2014, 05:26:31 AM »
Jagid

Was there any particular reason you re-edited your post with more or less exactly what I had removed.

From your original post:
I could see it if we were using mixology and advanced technology (I really wished she could have used a dream pod or a nice energy drink and a skill drink at certain points!), but my goodness! I need to relearn everything I know about power-leveling a painter! LOL.


I was mistaken myself when I thought that mixology was allowed but any strategy talk is banned in this thread. Your post,above,could potentially lead to another player revealing hints on how they got their score or upset players who may feel like they are being accused of cheating.
When I removed that part of your post I had my reasons and those reasons still stand regardless of my mistake about the mixology skill.

The lessons to be learned are ratchie for goodness sakes woman read the rules more carefully woman and everyone else loose lips sink challenges,or something very similar.

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Re: A Portrait of My Hometown
« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2014, 05:08:17 PM »
Sorry Rachel! I apologize for my tone. I appreciate your efforts!

I have a fiercely logical and interrogative mind. I try to keep my comments positive but sometimes I feel the need to stick up for myself.

What I really wanted to post basically comes down to: where did I go so wrong to get such a low score?

Amy barely slept and I was grinding her pretty hard. I just felt I let myself down if everyone kept to the same restrictions I held myself to.

Again, sorry!  :'(